Tackling the climate crisis now requires both rapid emissions reduction, and the ability to draw down and sequester CO2 at scale
Ocean forests have enormous potential to help achieve that
we need to sequester carbon at scale
the benefits of ocean sequestration are
can ocean sequestration be achieved?
Seaweed invasion damaging Mexican coastline and tourism industry
Mexican beaches are – literally – awash with seaweed. It's rotting, smelly, emptying the beaches of vistors, and threatening the tourism industry. But one of the reasons seaweed is causing problems – it's fast growing – is the very same reasons it offers such potential to draw down carbon. Just imagine if we could sequester (bury) the fast-growing seaweed in the ocean depths, rather than allow it to wash up and rot on beautiful coastlines.
5 ways the ocean can reduce climate risk: could seaweed sequestration also play a role?
There's new understanding of the potential of the oceans in managing climate change. As recently published in Science, prominent researchers Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Eliza Northrop, and Jane Lubchenco argue for 5 ocean-based mitigation areas necessary to reduce climate risk. The growing understanding of the potential of oceans begs the question: what else can the oceans do in meeting climate goals? And what role can seaweed sequestraion play?
Sir David Attenborough supports efforts to protect UK kelp forests
In a short video for the BBC Sir David Attenborough makes the case for protecting the Sussex kelp forest. For both it's ecological / biodiversity benefits and it's capacity to draw down and sequester carbon dioxide in the oceans.
The Gloves are off
Opinion piece on how we might respond to those who argue against the need to respond to the climate emergency from Ocean forests foundation Chairman Prof Tim Flannery